Computing: From the Abacus to the Ipad

Computing: From the Abacus to the Ipad

by Robert Curley

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VOYA - Heather Christensen
Britannica gives readers a chronological perspective of computer and information technology in this five book series. Each book introduces a particular topic and then more fully explores it from its historic roots to the most recent innovations and developments. Because many of the topics are so interconnected, there is some duplication between the books in the series. Computing: From The Abacus To The Ipad is comprehensive, as the title itself implies. The vocabulary at times gets somewhat technical, which may be challenging to some readers without much background in computers. Fortunately, the glossary is easy to use and comprehensive. Overall, this is a well-developed series on an ever-changing topic. By connecting current developments with the past, students will see that new technologies do not appear spontaneously, but usually grow from existing knowledge. This series will work well for student research projects as well as in providing important information on technologies that today's students use on a daily basis. (Computing and Connecting in the 21st Century) Reviewer: Heather Christensen

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Britannica Educational Publishing
Publication date:
Computing and Connecting in the 21st Century Series
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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